8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Indore
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bhopal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Khajuraho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Orchha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Gwalior
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Do your shopping at Chappan Bazar and Treasure Island Mall. Step off the beaten path and head to Chintaman Ganesh Temple and Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indore: Ujjain (Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh, Gadkalika Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Sarafa Bazaar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Indore journey builder app .

Mumbai to Indore is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Indore to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bhopal.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ujjain
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Chintaman Ganesh Temple ©
Chintaman Ganesh Temple
ISKCON Ujjain Temple ©
ISKCON Ujjain Temple
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

1
night
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir Sahu Samaj, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Taj ul Masajid, then admire the landmark architecture of Birla Mandir, and finally explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bhopal day trip site .

You can drive from Indore to Bhopal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Bhopal

Historic Sites
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Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Taj ul Masajid ©
Taj ul Masajid
Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir Sahu Samaj ©

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nights
Khajuraho

Khajuraho ©
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, admire the masterpieces at State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dulhadev Temple, get some fabulous bargains at Khajuraho's Textile & Looms, look for gifts at Kuber, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nandi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Matangeshwara Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Khajuraho route planner.

Getting from Bhopal to Khajuraho by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple
Varaha Temple ©
Varaha Temple

1
night
Orchha

Orchha ©
A small market and farming town by the river, Orchha was once the capital of a powerful kingdom, and still shows as much in its historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Lakshmi Narayan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Raja Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Betwa River, steep yourself in history at Orchha Fort, then steep yourself in history at Raja Mahal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Orchha trip builder app .

Getting from Khajuraho to Orchha by car takes about 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Gwalior.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Raja Mahal ©
Raja Mahal
Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple

1
night
Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Gopachal Parvat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahastrabahu Temple, delve into the distant past at Gwalior Fort, then take an in-depth tour of Gujari Mahal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sun Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gwalior trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Orchha to Gwalior takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Gwalior can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Sun Temple ©
Sun Temple
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple

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